MayPoWriMo 16

Places outlive us 
even when we visit them

they possess their essence
even though inhabited
heretofore by hordes

unknown in our lifetimes
for that brief span
we call bodies our home

just passing through
peak moments all around
one sacred space followed

by another in succession
only familiar because
they have been here before

only restless because spirit
roams freely settling
at last in this space

you can see the center
from everywhere

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher